All Souls: The Outside In Co-Commission 2020 Past

18 MAY TO 18 JULY, 2021

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex

All Souls is the second co-commission by Outside In and Pallant House Gallery. The commission invited applications from artists (or groups of artists) that face barriers to the artworld to create a new body of artwork that explores and responds to the work of artist Madge Gill.

The applications were judged by a panel of selectors – Pallant House director Simon Martin, Liam Ashworth, a digital artist who has been supported by Venture Arts for the past five years, Natasha H, Outside In artist and Samantha Lackey, head of collection and exhibitions at the Whitworth, the University of Manchester.

Artist Julia Oak was selected and this will be her first solo exhibition. As well as feeling a ‘deep resonance’ with the life and works of Gill, Julia is also a member of the gallery’s Community Programme and feels a special affinity with the exhibition space – the Gallery’s Print Room.

The co-commission, which is funded by the John Booth Charitable Foundation, will see the successful applicant receive £5000 and the support of an artist mentor to create work which will be displayed alongside Madge Gill’s work from Pallant House Gallery’s permanent collection and from private collections.

Image: Madge Gill, Untitled, c.1950s, Ink on paper, on loan from a private collection